Olivia Connolly : 0407 537 305

about us

Olivia Connolly (Founder)

Olivia has been an actor in film, Television and Theatre for many years. Her credits include Warhead, Rooms for Rent, Remembering Nigel, Angry Pinata Comedy Sketches, Blue Heelers, Stingers, Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, Offspring and Tangle. Olivia has written and produced 2 sitcoms: Pandora’s Box and Clowns.

She is a founding member of the award winning Theatre company Red Stitch. Olivia obtained an Honours Degree from Flinders Drama Centre in South Australia in 1999 and her Diploma of Education in Secondary Drama and History teaching from Melbourne University in 2006. In 2002 Olivia founded Limelight Drama School at a studio in St Kilda. Here she discovered a few child stars and in 2010 took the successful formula into schools.

It was an overnight hit with students, parents and Principals. Limelight Drama transforms children. It develops confidence, creativity, empathy, social skills, aids in literacy, provides professional opportunities through the Limelight agency and is a lot of fun!


Limelight runs School Holiday Programs and Professional Workshops as well as Weekend Classes in Malvern/Glenhuntly and Sandringham.

We have programs in primary schools all over Melbourne too.

  • Alamanda College
  • Auburn South
  • Dingley Pimary
  • Glenferrie
  • Ivanhoe East
  • Kingswood PS
  • Our Lady
  • Malvern Central
  • Parktone
  • Oakleigh PS
  • Galilee

Yours not here? Help us to get running at your school and we'll give your child a free term.

School Holiday Programs are offered too.